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Public Release: 24-Nov-2016
Science
For platinum catalysts, tiny squeeze gives big boost in performance, Stanford study says
Squeezing a platinum catalyst a fraction of a nanometer nearly doubles its catalytic activity, a finding that could lead to better fuel cells and other clean energy technologies, say Stanford scientists. The findings are published in the Nov. 25 issue of Science.
US Department of Energy, Stanford Global Climate and Energy Project, Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship Program, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University

Public Release: 23-Nov-2016
Advanced Functional Materials
Health diagnosis through bio-signal measuring electrodes on IoT devices
A DGIST research team developed electrodes that can measure biological signals. They can diagnose bio-signals such as brain waves, electrocardiograms, eye movements, and muscle activities in conjunction with Internet of Things (IoT) devices without additional analysis and measurement equipment.

Contact: Dahye Kim
pwrock@dgist.ac.kr
82-537-851-163
DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology)

Public Release: 22-Nov-2016
Advanced Functional Materials
Supersonic spray yields new nanomaterial for bendable, wearable electronics
An ultrathin film of fused silver nanowires that is both transparent and highly conductive to electric current has been produced by a cheap and simple method devised by an international team of nanomaterials researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Korea University.
National Research Foundation, Ministry of Knowledge Economy of Korea

Contact: Bill Burton
burton@uic.edu
312-996-2269
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 22-Nov-2016
Applied Physics Letters
Micro-bubbles make big impact
The quest to develop wireless micro-robots for biomedical applications requires a small-scale 'motor' that can be wirelessly powered through biological media. While magnetic fields can be used to power small robots wirelessly, they don't provide selectivity since all actuators under the same magnetic field just follow the same motion. To address this limitation of magnetic actuation, researchers have developed a way to use microbubbles to provide the specificity needed to power micro-robots for biomedical applications.

Contact: AIP Media Line
media@aip.org
301-209-3090
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 22-Nov-2016
Journal of Chemical Physics
From champagne bubbles, dance parties and disease to new nanomaterials
Nucleation processes are a first step in the structural rearrangement involved in the phase transition of matter. Understanding this process is critical for preventing, halting or treating cases of nucleation processes gone wrong -- such as in human disease. Now, a team of researchers have made headway toward understanding this problem from a molecular point of view in a new study, which they discuss in this week's The Journal of Chemical Physics.

Contact: AIP Media Line
media@aip.org
301-209-3090
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 22-Nov-2016
Nature Communications
Spray-printed crystals to move forward organic electronic applications
New technology could revolutionize printed electronics by enabling high quality semiconducting molecular crystals to be directly spray-deposited on any surface. University of Surrey and National Physical Laboratory's research allows to convert organic semiconducting inks into isolated crystals through a scalable process, suitable for a wide range of molecules.

Contact: Ashley Lovell
a.lovell@surrey.ac.uk
44-148-368-6141
University of Surrey

Public Release: 21-Nov-2016
ACS Nano
A phone that charges in seconds? UCF scientists bring it closer to reality
University of Central Florida researchers developed a way to coat materials used to create supercapacitors with two-dimensional materials, allowing them to store more energy and be recharged 30,000+ times without degrading. The proof of concept research could lead to smartphones and other devices that can be recharged in seconds.

Contact: Mark Schlueb
mark.schlueb@ucf.edu
407-399-8352
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 21-Nov-2016
Five USF faculty members named AAAS fellows
Five of the University of South Florida's leading scientific researchers have been named to the new class of Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest and one of its most prestigious scientific societies.

Contact: Vickie Chachere
vchachere@usf.edu
813-974-3370
University of South Florida (USF Innovation)

Public Release: 21-Nov-2016
Rice Professor Mason Tomson elected AAAS fellow
Rice University engineer Mason Tomson has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Contact: B.J. Almond
balmond@rice.edu
713-348-6770
Rice University

Public Release: 21-Nov-2016
Nature Chemistry
New solution for making 2-D nanomaterials
Two-dimensional (2-D) nanomaterials have been made by dissolving layered materials in liquids, according to new UCL-led research. The liquids can be used to apply the 2-D nanomaterials over large areas and at low costs, enabling a variety of important future applications.
Royal Academy of Engineering, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Rebecca Caygill
r.caygill@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-310-83846
University College London

Public Release: 18-Nov-2016
ACS Omega
Upsalite® inhibits bacteria without penicillin
The mesoporous material Upsalite® is shown to inhibit growth of bacteria associated with acne and hospital acquired infections. In a study published in ACS Omega, researchers at Uppsala University have shown that the mesoporous magnesium carbonate Upsalite® exerts strong bacteriostatic effect on Staphylococcus epidermidis.

Contact: Sara Frykstrand
sara.frykstrand@angstrom.uu.se
Uppsala University

Public Release: 16-Nov-2016
New international recognition for professor Federico Rosei
Professor Federico Rosei, who is also the director of the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Center, has been elected a member of the World Academy of Art and Science for his outstanding contribution to scientific research and technological innovation in the synthesis and characterization of multifunctional materials and their integration in devices. He is the first INRS professor to join this prestigious academy, which includes numerous Nobel laureates and only about 20 Canadians.

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-2501
Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS

Public Release: 16-Nov-2016
Laser & Photonics Reviews
What a twist: Silicon nanoantennas turn light around
Scientists at MIPT and their colleagues from ITMO University and the University of Texas at Austin have developed a nonlinear nanoantenna that can be used to scatter light in a desired direction by varying its intensity. The study is important for optoelectronics, as it enables the design of nanodevices for fast (the antenna operates at 250 Gbit/s) and flexible information processing that could be incorporated into the optical computers of the future.
Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Welch Foundation, Simons Foundation

Contact: Nicolas Posunko
nicolas.posunko@phystech.edu
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 16-Nov-2016
Nature Communications
Dry adhesive holds in extreme cold, strengthens in extreme heat
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University, Dayton Air Force Research Laboratory and China have developed a gecko-inspired dry adhesive that loses no traction in temperatures as cold as liquid nitrogen and becomes twice as sticky at 785 degrees Fahrenheit and nearly six times as sticky at 1891 degrees.
Department of Defense Air Force Office of Scientific Research Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative, National Science Foundation, National Thousand Talents Plan of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-534-7183
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 15-Nov-2016
Applied Physics Letters
New LEDs may offer better way to clean water in remote areas
For the first time, researchers have created light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on lightweight flexible metal foil. Engineers at The Ohio State University are developing the foil based LEDs for portable ultraviolet (UV) lights that soldiers and others can use to purify drinking water and sterilize medical equipment.
Army Research Office, National Science Foundation

Contact: Pam Frost Gorder
Gorder.1@osu.edu
614-292-9475
Ohio State University

Public Release: 15-Nov-2016
Physicists at Mainz University construct prototype for new component of the ATLAS detector
One of the largest projects being undertaken at the CERN research center near Geneva -- the ATLAS Experiment -- is about to be upgraded. It is planned to upgrade the ATLAS detector from late 2018 onwards. Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and CERN have developed an initial prototype for this endeavor, which has now been installed at the ATLAS detector.

Contact: Dr. Matthias Schott
schottm@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-25985
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 14-Nov-2016
Advanced Functional Materials
Researchers use acoustic waves to move fluids at the nanoscale
A team of mechanical engineers at the University of California San Diego has successfully used acoustic waves to move fluids through small channels at the nanoscale. The breakthrough is a first step toward the manufacturing of small, portable devices that could be used for drug discovery and microrobotics applications. The devices could be integrated in a lab on a chip to sort cells, move liquids, manipulate particles and sense other biological components.

Contact: IOANA PATRINGENARU
ipatrin@eng.ucsd.edu
858-822-0899
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 14-Nov-2016
2016 AIChE Annual Meeting
Catalyzing excellence
Dr. Israel E. Wachs of Lehigh University has been named recipient of the AIChE's top award in chemical reaction engineering. Wachs will be formally recognized with the R. H. Wilhelm Award at the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting, Nov. 13-18 in San Francisco. The Annual Meeting of the AIChE is the premier forum for chemical engineers interested in cutting edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.

Contact: Chris Larkin
engineering@lehigh.edu
Lehigh University

Public Release: 14-Nov-2016
Optics Letters
Graphene plasmons reach the infrared
Graphene's unique properties can be both a blessing and a curse to researchers, especially to those at the intersection of optical and electronic applications.
Danish National Research Foundation Center for Nanostructured Graphene

Contact: Joshua Miller
jmiller@osa.org
202-416-1435
The Optical Society

Public Release: 14-Nov-2016
Bioconjugate Chemistry
Virginia Tech, CytImmune Sciences create therapy that curbs toxic chemotherapy effects
Virginia Tech scientists have developed a new cancer drug that uses gold nanoparticles created by the biotech firm CytImmune Sciences to deliver paclitaxel -- a commonly used chemotherapy drug directly to a tumor.

Contact: Steven Mackay
smackay@vt.edu
540-231-5035
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 14-Nov-2016
Advanced Materials
2-D material a brittle surprise
Rice scientists discovered that molybdenum diselenide, a two-dimensional material being eyed for flexible electronics and next-generation optical devices, is more brittle than expected.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Welch Foundation, US Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences, National Science Foundation, National Science Foundation of China

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 14-Nov-2016
Nature Photonics
Light detector with record-high sensitivity to revolutionize imaging
The research team led by Professor Hele Savin has developed a new light detector that can capture more than 96 percent of the photons covering visible, ultraviolet and infrared wavelengths.

Contact: Hele Savin
hele.savin@aalto.fi
358-505-410-156
Aalto University

Public Release: 13-Nov-2016
Nature Communications
'Back to the Future' inspires solar nanotech-powered clothing
Marty McFly's self-lacing Nikes in 'Back to the Future Part II' inspired a University of Central Florida scientist who has developed filaments that harvest and store the sun's energy -- and can be woven into textiles. The breakthrough would essentially turn jackets and other clothing into wearable, solar-powered batteries that never need to be plugged in. His work is published in the Nov. 11 edition of Nature Communications.

Contact: Mark Schlueb
mark.schlueb@ucf.edu
407-823-0221
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
Physical Review Letters
Breakthrough in the quantum transfer of information between matter and light
From stationary to flying qubits at speeds never reached before...This feat, achieved by a team from Polytechnique Montréal and France's Centre national de la recherche scientifique, brings us a little closer to the era when information is transmitted via quantum principles.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Florence Scanvic
florence.scanvic@polymtl.ca
514-340-4711
Polytechnique Montréal

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
Journal of Chemical Physics
Scientists come up with light-driven motors to power nanorobots of the future
Scientists from MIPT and partner institutes have proposed a model nanosized dipole photomotor based on the phenomenon of light-induced charge redistribution. Triggered by a laser pulse, this tiny device is capable of directed motion and is much faster than similar models based on organic molecules or motor proteins. The motor could be applied wherever rapid nanoparticle transport is required: in new analytical and synthetic instruments, drug delivery systems, improved gene therapy strategies, etc.
The Russian Foundation for Basic Research for partial support, Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology

Contact: Nicolas
nicolas.posunko@phystech.edu
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

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